Ditchling Walks: In Eric Gill’s Footsteps

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Beautifully designed by Snake River Press
Written by Lorraine Harisson with a foreward by Nathaniel Hepburn

 

The starting point for this collection of six walks in and around the village of Ditchling is our wonderful and varied collection. After browsing the exhibits, the interested walker can tour the village streets to see the former homes of Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Frank Brangwyn and many others, while a visit to St Margaret’s Church and graveyard will reveal a host of beautiful hand-crafted objects. Follow in Gill’s footsteps to Ditchling Common, site of the Guild of St Joseph & St Dominic, then amble across the Common to the graveyard at St George’s Retreat. A pleasant stroll out of the village takes the visitor to Streat and the former workshop of Rowland Emett. There is a gentle walk to Oldland Mill: a favourite subject for many artists, including Charles Knight. The more energetic can stride out high up on the Downs to Ditchling Beacon which features in the Christmas classic The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Short informative biographies of key Ditchling residents provide fascinating background reading while useful information is included to help every visitor get the most out of their time in this most lovely and inspiring of Sussex villages. 

ISBN: 978-1-906022-20-4, 187mm x 115mm, 92 pages, 30,000 words, 7 specially commissioned maps plus original Eric Gill woodcuts, hardback, marker ribbon

 

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Beautifully designed by Snake River Press
Written by Lorraine Harisson with a foreward by Nathaniel Hepburn

 

The starting point for this collection of six walks in and around the village of Ditchling is our wonderful and varied collection. After browsing the exhibits, the interested walker can tour the village streets to see the former homes of Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Frank Brangwyn and many others, while a visit to St Margaret’s Church and graveyard will reveal a host of beautiful hand-crafted objects. Follow in Gill’s footsteps to Ditchling Common, site of the Guild of St Joseph & St Dominic, then amble across the Common to the graveyard at St George’s Retreat. A pleasant stroll out of the village takes the visitor to Streat and the former workshop of Rowland Emett. There is a gentle walk to Oldland Mill: a favourite subject for many artists, including Charles Knight. The more energetic can stride out high up on the Downs to Ditchling Beacon which features in the Christmas classic The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Short informative biographies of key Ditchling residents provide fascinating background reading while useful information is included to help every visitor get the most out of their time in this most lovely and inspiring of Sussex villages. 

ISBN: 978-1-906022-20-4, 187mm x 115mm, 92 pages, 30,000 words, 7 specially commissioned maps plus original Eric Gill woodcuts, hardback, marker ribbon